artificial intelligence

Japan’s health-tech Ubie wants to fuel its U.S expansion with $19M Series C extension

Ubie, a Tokyo-based startup providing an AI-powered symptom checker app and hospital SaaS products, has closed a $19 million extension to its previous Series C round. This brings the health tech start

Akros Technologies, an AI-powered asset management platform, raises funding from Z Holdings

Artificial intelligence is taking over almost every industry. The investment and finance industry is no exception. In Deloitte’s 2019 report, the firm reveals that AI is transforming the financi

3 methods for investors assessing AI-readiness in portfolio companies

For investors, assessing a portfolio company’s AI-readiness today is just as important as scrutinizing its books.

3 views: Predicting 2023’s key startup themes

A good way to be wrong is to predict the future. A good way to be incredibly and embarrassingly wrong is to predict the future in a medium that is public and everlasting.

Twelve Labs lands $12M for AI that understands the context of videos

To Jae Lee, a data scientist by training, it never made sense that video — which has become an enormous part of our lives, what with the rise of platforms like TikTok, Vimeo and YouTube —

While anticipation builds for GPT-4, OpenAI quietly releases GPT-3.5

Released two years ago, OpenAI’s remarkably capable, if flawed, GPT-3 was perhaps the first to demonstrate that AI can write convincingly — if not perfectly — like a human. The succe

Now AI can outmaneuver you at both Stratego and Diplomacy

While artificial intelligence long ago surpassed human capability in chess, and more recently Go — and let us not forget Doom — other more complex board games still present a challenge to computer

Amazon’s new Alexa feature uses AI to create animated stories on Echo Show

Amazon announced today the launch of “Create with Alexa,” a new AI tool for kids that generates animated stories. The company first revealed the feature in September. “Create with Alexa&#822

Stability AI backs effort to bring machine learning to biomed

Stability AI, the venture-backed startup behind the text-to-image AI system Stable Diffusion, is funding a wide-ranging effort to apply AI to the frontiers of biotech. Called OpenBioML, the endeavor&#

OpenAI will give roughly 10 AI startups $1M each and early access to its systems

OpenAI, the San Francisco-based lab behind AI systems like GPT-3 and DALL-E 2, today launched a new program to provide early-stage AI startups with capital and access to OpenAI tech and resources. Cal

Perceptron: AI saving whales, steadying gaits and banishing traffic

Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to read it all. This column, Perceptron, aims to col

Bumble open sourced its AI that detects unsolicited nudes

As part of its larger commitment to combat “cyberflashing,” the dating app Bumble is open sourcing its AI tool that detects unsolicited lewd images. First debuted in 2019, Private Detector

AI content platform Jasper raises $125M at a $1.5B valuation

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Jasper’s valuation is $1.7 billion. It’s $1.5 billion; we regret the error.  As the enthusiasm around AI image and text generato

Carving out conviction around the future of AI with Sarah Guo

Sarah Guo raised $101 million for her new fund to back companies that are building artificial intelligence and what she describes as software 3.0.

Microsoft announces Syntex, a set of automated document and data processing services

Two years ago, Microsoft debuted SharePoint Syntex, which leverages AI to automate the capture and classification of data from documents — building on SharePoint’s existing services. Today mar

The Berlin startup that wants to give Zapier a run for its money

Zapier and IFTTT are, today, very large platforms for creating automation rules for texts or getting two apps to “talk” to each other via APIs. However, these are “hammers to crack nuts&#822

Trendsi secures $25M to help sellers and manufacturers predict demand

In the traditional business-to-business world, sellers often don’t know how much of a product they should order. Even at well-run companies, anywhere from 20% to 30% of inventory is either dead (i.e

5 key IP considerations for AI startups

As AI becomes more prevalent in our economy and integral to innovation, startups cannot afford to ignore IP rights.

AI music generators could be a boon for artists — but also problematic

It was only five years ago that electronic punk band YACHT entered the recording studio with a daunting task: They would train an AI on 14 years of their music, then synthesize the results into the al

Sub-Optimus

I sat out Friday’s big Tesla AI event. I was actually looking forward to seeing what the company had cooked up after months of teasing, but a combination of rogue stomach virus and the most inconven
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